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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:11 pm 
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Hi Everyone.

I'm new to UHM and first post and need some advice on wiring under cupboard low voltage LEDs.

We are in the process of having a new kitchen and now we have come to wiring so we thought it would be great to have under cupboard LEDs but we would like them wired on to a standard light switch. Can this be done?

I've have some diagrams of what i would like to do.

The first is the plan of the kitchen along with a key and electrical wiring.

The second is an in detail version of what i think is correct for what i would like to do.

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I hope someone can help me out on this. The kitchen length is 5.3 meters by 2.6 meters wide.


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TBH I didn't look at your 1st drawing, but your 2nd drawing is correct.
I would suggest that as there will be ? a lot of space on top of the cupboards that you put the power supplies for your LED strips up there, not only will they be out of the way, when they fail they will be easily accessible. You obviously run a cable from these down to each Led strip. (Oval conduit would be good, so if needs be, you can easily change the cable)

Oh, and when done (if you remember) a picture would be nice, one of the lights working would be even better

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Thanks for the advice.

The ceiling height is a standard 8ft high ceiling and the wall units / tall units come to 2120mm so there is a little bit of room above the units. I guess if i leave lots of slack tucked away above the units it will make things easier to replace in future.

Where i can put cable in conduit i will but most of the runs will be on solid walls rather than a timbe frame. Only the units on the bottom to the left (about 2m run) will be on a timber frame wall so will use conduit there, the rest will be in a small chase channel behind the pvc strips so at least the low voltage cable can be replaced if necessary.

Once it's all done, will post pictures up, i do hope the whole kitchen turns out the way i invisage in my mind.


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